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Each night before she goes to bed, Melinda counts the lights. Beginning with one, the night-light on her wall, she counts up to twenty airplanes. But she doesn't stop there! In ever greater panoramic sweeps, her imagination carries her farther and farther away from her home as she reaches big numbers such as fifty, one hundred, one thousand, all the way up to one million a ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 7th 2000 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Michael
Apr 19, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
This is a vivid book about a little girl who likes counting the lights at night before she goes to bed. The imagery is very soft and the portrayal of the lights is nice with a soft glow in most scenes. My daughter in particular got a kick out of how the number of lights suddenly increase toward the end, and she laughingly tries to count the thousands of lightning bolts, and then millions of stars. It is a good way to practice their numbers from 1 to 20, and also get ready for bed!
Sara Larson
May 20, 2013 Sara Larson rated it it was amazing
Genre: Informational book/poetry
Age: 3 and up
Summary: This counting book explores the inside of a girl named Melinda's house after dark, and the busy city outside her window at night. Melinda counts logs in the fire, street lights, headlights, tv sets shining through people's windows, and lanterns on the lawn.
Reflection: This is a great counting book with neat ideas and beautiful illustrations.
Samantha Penrose
Aug 24, 2008 Samantha Penrose rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books
Lovely illustrations.
Counts from one to twenty things in the neighborhood, and then jumps to fifty reflected moons, one hundred bolts of lightening, one thousand exploding fireworks, and one million stars.
I think it would be best for a child who is reading on their own, as you are obviously unable to count everything together. It is nice for admiring the illustrations of a city night....
Dolly
Jul 01, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their young children
This is a simple, soothing counting book that depicts different lights at night. The narrative is short and the colors are muted. It would be good for a bedtime read.
Jeanna
Feb 13, 2012 Jeanna rated it it was ok
Best thing about this book: Getting to say the author and illustrator's names every time we read it to my daughter. Schnur! Schuett!
Matthew
Jun 29, 2012 Matthew rated it liked it
Really a barebones taste of writing. I like it for what it is though there isn't a lot to it. Still nicely done. Good counting book.
Nura
Aug 08, 2010 Nura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic
beautifully colored.
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